Peak 10, a U.S. IT infrastructure and cloud hosting services provider, has completed the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its network of 26 U.S. data centers. ISO 27001 is an auditable international standard that formally outlines requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) to help protect and secure an organization’s data.
“The need to tighten controls on security management and the handling, storage and transmission of sensitive data is more important than ever,” said David Kidd, vice president of governance, risk and compliance, Peak 10. “We know how critical it is for our customers and businesses across all industries to mitigate their risk of cybercrime.”
Peak 10’s audit was performed by BrightLine CPAs & Associates, a Tampa, Florida-based provider of attestation and compliance services.
The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification would further strengthen the company’s security and compliance program. Peak 10 annually completes an SSAE 16 attestation engagement, and obtains SOC 1, Type 2; SOC 2, Type 2; and SOC 3, Type 2 reports. The company is also certified under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as a Level 1 service provider, and meets the stringent requirements for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule.
“Because a growing number of our customers are looking to Peak 10 for help with information security, it made sense for us to certify our operations,” added Mr. Kidd. “It demonstrates that Peak 10 has the required information security controls in place to help protect and preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information, and to manage and control information security risks.”
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 provides tailored data center and network services, cloud hosting and managed services, primarily for mid-market businesses.